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Erias Lukwago to know fate today
Publish Date: Aug 21, 2014
Erias Lukwago to know fate today
Court is to decide if Lukwago should reoccupy the office of Kampala Lord Mayor,or not
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By Andante Okanya & Hillary Nsambu

KAMPALA - The Supreme Court is today set to rule on whether embattled politician Erias Lukwago should re-occupy the office of Kampala Lord Mayor, that he lost over eight months ago.

After he was thrown out of office, Lukwago petitioned the Supreme Court to reinstate him. His move was prompted by a court order issued on March 31 by Justice Steven Kavuma of the Court of Appeal.

The order restrained him from performing the functions of the Kampala Lord Mayor.

Prior, he was returned to office by an interim order issued on March 28 by Justice Lydia Mugambe, where she blocked the lord mayoral by-elections, pending determination of the case challenging his impeachment.

But his return to office was short-lived, when the Attorney General (AG) filed an appeal at the Appellate Court. It was heard ex-parte (one party) and Kavuma halted all cases relating to the Lord Mayor seat, pending determination of an appeal filed by the AG.

In his Supreme Court petition, Lukwago laments, “It is not possible for me to get any timely relief from the Court of Appeal. Justice S.B. Kavuma who is in charge of that court has denied me a right to a fair hearing,” Lukwago’s affidavit states.

During the April 24 submissions KCCA deputy director of litigation, Charles Ouma, dismissed submissions by Lukwago’s lawyer Abdu Katuntu, to the effect that his absence from office had hampered KCCA operations.

Last year on November 25, Lukwago was impeached by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors over conduct unbefitting of the office of the Lord Mayor.

On November 14, the tribunal report of Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, was released which triggered his impeachment.

Lukwago then proceeded to the High Court and filed an application for judicial review on November 20, challenging the report.

Also related to this stoy

KCCA councillors vote Lukwago out of office

FLASHBACK: How Luwkago was impeached

Lukwago kicked out of office again, petitions court

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